How to spec a Jaguar XE

Our guide to Jaguar's executive saloon covers which options to choose, which to avoid and how much to pay for it all...

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If you're bored with me-too executive saloons from famous German brands, the Jaguar XE is a fantastic alternative. Its agile handling makes it one of the best cars in this class to drive, while our recommended D180 diesel engine pulls eagerly from low revs and delivers enough acceleration to handle almost any situation.

Our full 16-point review will take you through the XE's complete engine range, as well as telling you what the car is like to live with and how much you can fit into its boot. Here, though, we're concentrating on equipment and options, and the good news is that if you go for our recommended S trim, you'll already have most bases covered, because dual-zone climate control, cruise control and automatic lights and wipers are standard.

There's still room to add more luxury without breaking the bank, however, so here's what we'd choose from the options list.